HIGH POINT, N.C. (August 29, 2006) - The Volleyball Bucs followed up their solid opening weekend performance with a dominating effort against High Point University Tuesday night, sweeping the Panthers 30-28, 30-17, 30-23, and improving to 2-1 in 2006.
"We were very focused tonight," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Every time we step out on the court is another opportunity for us to execute what we work on in practice, and tonight our blocking game was greatly improved, and we ran a great transition game."
The Lady Bucs controlled the entirety of the match, leading by at least seven points at times in all three games, and trailing just once, 6-5 early in game three, the entire match. The defense was stellar all evening, as ETSU compiled 23 total blocks, utterly stifling the
ETSU took a 10-3 lead in game one before
The Lady Bucs leapt out to an 8-0 lead in the second stanza, and never looked back, rolling to the 30-17 game victory to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match. Kiselich and Mislan contributed a kill apiece during the opening flurry, while senior Crystal Palmer (
After falling behind 6-5 in the third game, ETSU responded with an 8-0 run, claiming a 13-6 advantage, and never looked back, cruising to the 30-23 match-sealing victory. Sartor and senior Sarah Buhr (
Sartor finished the match with .400 hitting percentage, with 12 kills against just two errors in 25 total attacks. Senior Nani Emerson (
ETSU returns to competition at UNC Asheville's tournament beginning on Friday. The Lady Bucs take on UNC Greensboro in their opening game. Match time is scheduled for